Morning prayer is a powerful tool to orient our hearts and mind to God as we begin our day. By praying when we awake, we follow Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
What we do in the morning has a big impact on our outlook and mood throughout the rest of the day. Starting our mornings with prayer reinforces our mind and heart with faith and serenity. Declaring our gratitude and humility through prayer can help us maintain virtue through our daily tasks.
It is common to get distracted, frustrated, or in a rush, especially in the morning, but praying to God upon waking gives us peace to better approach each day. We are much more resilient against the temptation to sin when we begin each day praising the grace and gifts from God!